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Old 19.08.2021, 16:29
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Re: Level of education in Switzerland

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But back to the topic of the thread, I wouldn't say that the level of education in Switzerland is lower than in other countries, but it is true that the Swiss do not push for higher education for their kids, which means that there is less pressure here for kids to aim high academically. This has pros and cons.
The problem with that is, the bigger the percentage of the population who gets some form of "higher education" the less it's worth. The anglo-american world has solved this by establishing Ivy League unis and Oxbridge on the one, and worthless college and uni certificates on the other end.

The EU approach with their aim to get at least half an academic degree is just more of the same idiocy.

It would be less wasteful, and probably much more productive, to set reasonable limits instead, like 25% Matura quota (whatever the equivalent abroad my be), and downgrade foreign certificates accordingly. It is undeniable that only half the population can be above average (with a bell-curve distribution).
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